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Nicole Phelps

As the Executive Editor of Style.com, Nicole Phelps reports on fashion shows in New York, Milan, and Paris. Before joining the company in 2004, she served as Fashion News Editor of Elle magazine. In that position, she traveled on assignment to Japan, Brazil, Australia, and Kuwait. Prior to Elle, Phelps began her career at W and Women's Wear Daily. Phelps is a graduate of Wesleyan University.

Bethann Hardison Talks Diversity on the Runways, Igniting the Fashion Industry, and Making People Feel Responsible

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Bethann Hardison has been making fashion headlines since at least 1973, the year she walked in Le Grand Divertissement à Versailles, a runway show that pitted American fashion designers against French ones. (The Americans won, thanks in large part to the prowess of Hardison and her fellow catwalkers Pat Cleveland and Alva Chinn.) These days […]

Calendar Girl: Fashion Veteran Ruth Finley Puts Down Her Pink NYFW Schedule to Pick Up the CFDA’s Board of Directors’ Tribute Award

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A new accolade will be bestowed at the CFDA Awards next week when a social-media-savvy individual picks up the inaugural Fashion Instagrammer of the Year Award. There’s no arguing with Instagram’s influence, but will it be as indispensable nearly seventy years from now as Ruth Finley’s Fashion Calendar is today? As a co-ed at Simmons […]

Julie de Libran Is Finally Ready to Be the Face of a Brand

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Julie de Libran is the new woman at Sonia Rykiel. The French house grew to fame in the seventies for its chic striped knits and little crepe dresses, but successive designers have failed to recapture the gamine charm of its legendary founder, who stepped down several years ago. With her recent experience at Louis Vuitton, […]

Nili Lotan’s Inspiring New Shop

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I first fell for Nili Lotan when I came across a navy ribbed sweater she designed, its weight and fit a perfect mix of chunky and snug. Other fans are attracted to her easy silk halter dress; at $495, it’s her best seller at Barneys. Still more love the Israeli-American designer’s army fatigues. Lotan has […]

Christopher Kane on the Agony and the Thrill of Being a Designer and How It’s Changed His Life

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Christopher Kane was drinking green juice at the Carlyle last Tuesday. The designer was Natalie Massenet’s date at the Met Gala the night before and at the Top of the Standard and Up & Down after-parties that followed it. In the eight years since his award-winning graduate Central Saint Martins collection (newsflash, ladies: Those neon-hued […]